Forwarded on behalf of Andy C. Pratt, LSE:
The LSE is proud to announce that it has established a Centre for Urban
Research. Plans are in hand to establish this as a premier centre for
Contemporary Urban Research and Debate. An initial outline of our activities
can be found here:
The Centre is linked to our new teaching grouping of Urban studies Urban
@LSE, a link to this can be found here:
In both cases the new grouping has two functions: first, to integrate and
develop the activities that already exist at LSE in the urban domain,
second, to develop a new robust and integrated urban agenda.
Plans and activities will develop quickly, and we will keep you updated. At
this point I would like to take this opportunity to let you know of four
lectures and seminars that may be of interest this month:
1. Professor Lila Leontidou , Dean, School of Humanities, Hellenic Open
'SPATIALITIES OF URBANISM IN MODERN GREEK POLITICAL CULTURE'
Tuesday 17 January 2006 , 18:00 - 19:30 ,Room J116, Cowdray House, LSE
2. Professor David Harvey distinguished professor at the City University of
New York Graduate Centre.
'Neoliberalism and the City'
Wednesday 18 January 2006 Time: 6.30pm Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Chair: Dr John Chalcraft
This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a
first come, first serve basis. For further information email
[log in to unmask] or phone 020 7955 6043.
3. Deborah Potts (King¹s College London)
City life in Zimbabwe at a time of Fear and Loathing: Urban Planning, Urban
Poverty and Operation Murambatsvina (Clear Out the Trash)
Thursday 19th January 6-7:30pm, Seligman Library, A607 (sixth floor Old
For further information please contact Girish Daswani ([log in to unmask])
4. Professor David Frisby, Department of Sociology, LSE
'Contested Streets and Contrary Imaginaries in Vienna around 1900'
Thursday 19th January, 17.00-18.30pm in S421 (St Clements House).
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5. Frannie A. Léautier, Vice President, World Bank Institute, The World Bank
'Launch of Cities in a Globalizing World | Governance, Performance, and
Monday 23rd January, 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m
LSE Old Theatre, Ground Floor, Old Building, Houghton Street, London WC2A
This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is
primarily on a first come, first served basis, but we do have a small number
of reserved seats available. To request a seat, please email Sue
([log in to unmask]) or call 020 7955 6252 by Wednesday 18th January.
Andy C Pratt, Director of Urban@LSE/Research
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